Sony DRX-530UL DVD Writer

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Sony DRX-530UL


OEM:
Accesstek
Chipset:Sanyo
40xCDR CAV
24xCDRW PCAV
8xDVD-R ZCLV
4xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
8xDVD+R PCAV
4xDVD+RW CLV
DVD+RDL
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HDDVD
USB2, Firewire, 2MB
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$300 8.8/10
5 votes
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Fujifilm 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (MUST 001....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 HP 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD-R (MXL RG03....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Melody 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sonic 2xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 2xDVD-R (TDKG02000000) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim DigitalMovie 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Yi Jhan 4xDVD-R (Yi Jhan 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Upgraded to 2.1g firmware and am now having problems reading burned DVDs in other PCs. Varies with the media that was used. Had better success with 2.1a Firmware. So, this is very disappointing to upgrade FW and take a step back in compatibility.


Comments posted by Tim_L from United States, February 18, 2005. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





I updated the firmware V 2.1C and now I have errors with writing (+)media. (+) media used to work fine with this burner Before!! But the (-) media workes fine.

Did anyone get this problem?


Comments posted by littlework from Canada, January 09, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





Pretty quiet when burning and works well. Gets loud when just reading from a CD or DVD though.

Had no problems so far burning very cheap Yi-Jhan media at 4x. Very satisfied...


Comments posted by slickgino from Canada, November 27, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





One more thing. The version of MyDVD that comes with the 530UL and 530A is 5.2.1, and includes Dolby Digital Encoding (for capture).


Comments posted by brett from United States, May 28, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Have owned for about two months. No problems at all. 1 coaster, but that was MYDVD's fault. Don't forget to go to:
http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/drx530uldwn.htm
to get your firmware update! That will push this baby up to 8x DVD-R and +R, and 4x on -RW and +RW. I have used Sony -R, Fuji +RW, and TDK -R with absolutely no problems on my Vaio laptop.


Comments posted by Brett from United States, May 27, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Works great so far! No coasters, ofcourse I've only used ritekg03, and about to start using Pioneer Prodiscs. I'll update again to let you know how its going.


Comments posted by DAVID from United States, April 10, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
DVD-R? = Not tested


Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes

Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes

Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes


DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.


Connection
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)


Rating
The first rating is based on a weighted rank (the true Bayesian), it requires at least 5 votes to get a weighted rating.
The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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